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The OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, said at a judicial training seminar in Krakow, Poland on 14 March 2013 that trafficked people's legal rights must be upheld and given the same importance as punishing perpetrators in court.
OSCE Special Representative calls for redoubled efforts against modern-day slavery on Anti-Trafficking Day
OSCE Special Representative, at Alliance conference in Vienna, says discrimination cause of trafficking
OSCE Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference to stress non-discrimination and empowerment
OSCE Special Representative promotes creative anti-slavery campaigns at Scotland’s Festival of Politics
Strengthening regional co-operation and dialogue for an effective response to human and child trafficking is the aim of an OSCE-supported regional workshop that started in Skopje last week. The project, organized by the OSCE Mission to Skopje in co-operation with the French Government, aims at identifying and reinforcing the most efficient mechanisms and practices for preventing, identifying, referring and protecting child victims.
This is the story of Ana, a survivor of human trafficking, whose story of courage to overcome the most challenging obstacles serves as motivation to all who work in the field of combating human trafficking. Her story provides inspiration and also guidance to those helping in the fight to end human trafficking.
For the entire year of 2011, CNN has committed to a campaign to fight human trafficking through a series of news features covering the many aspects of human trafficking and modern day slavery. The so-called "Freedom Project"also challenges listeners to participate in individual activism to raise awareness of the problem.
Ihor Hnat, a social worker and former journalist, is a man on a mission. His mission is to put an end to human trafficking. Everyday, he challenges traffickers in Europe by rescuing Ukrainian women that have been trafficked to be sexually exploited in Western Europe. He and his team have already saved 28 trafficking victims.
The Buy Responsibly campaign had a successful stop in Vienna on 14 - 19 October 2010, parking its inverted supersized shopping cart in front of the Museum Quarter, one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world. More than 600 people were informed by volunteers about the campaign and urged to ask the question: "What's behind the things we buy?" Almost 900 people visited the Buy Responsibly website from the 5 - 25 October 2010. 17 people called the newly launched Austrian National Hotline for human trafficking.
Targeting an audience where tweets, blogs and posts are the communication medium, My Dangerous Loverboy campaign uses a multi-platform approach to raise awareness about the internal trafficking of teenage girls into the sex trade. The campaign intends to "create content that will engage and challenge teenagers wherever they are consuming media." My Dangerous Loverboy blossomed out of the creation of a short drama film sponsored by the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre. Input from young women and front line agencies dealing with human trafficking contributed to the story of the film.
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